Camera Gear Accessories Category Archive

Recommended Equipment for Milky Way Photography

Simply seeing the Milky Way is already an awe-inspiring experience, and photographing it is one of my favorite things in the world. Although I’ve already written several articles about photographing the stars, today I wanted to specifically cover the gear needed to get great night sky photos.

Recommended Equipment for Landscape Photography

You can easily fill a backpack (or even the trunk of a car) with a landscape photography kit. Cameras and lenses only scratch the surface – there’s an overwhelming number of other accessories out there. This article breaks down what’s available and explains exactly what a landscape photographer really needs.

Best Apps for Photographers in 2021

Considering that smartphones have all but replaced point and shoot cameras, it's easy to think of them as simply a device useful for grabbing a quick snapshot. But today's smartphones offer an amazing variety of apps and are an invaluable tool for all photographers. Whether you are photographing with your...

Sensor Gel Stick Sale – While Supplies Last!

After many years of selling the Sensor Gel Stick, I decided it is time to move it off Photography Life. With Amazon constantly undercutting our sales (and often selling fake copies), it has been tough to keep the product available, and I just don't want to deal with the inventory,...

ProMediaGear Pro Stix 77 Carbon Fiber Tripod Review

This is a review of the ProMediaGear Pro Stix 77 Carbon Fiber Tripod (model TR424L), a tall, heavy-duty, yet lightweight tripod considering its size and functionality. Generally, this is a bigger tripod than many will ever want or need, but because the company makes such nice gear and has a...

FLEX: The Third-Generation MIOPS Smart Trigger is Here

Our friends at MIOPS have just released their third-generation smart trigger, the FLEX. From capturing lightnings and HDR timelapses, to controlling your camera from a smartphone, the FLEX is more than just a trigger. It is compatible with most camera models from Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon and Sony. As with the...

Lens Filters Explained – New Video Released

Our newest video tutorial is now on YouTube, and this one covers the critical topic of lens filters for landscape photography. There’s a ton of information in this video that you may not have heard before, even if you’re an advanced photographer, so go ahead and take a look!

Why a Solid Tripod is a Life-Long Investment

It has now been almost 10 years since I purchased my Gitzo Traveler tripod. I have taken it with me all over the world, and it has been my favorite tripod to use for travel photography. I wrote a detailed review of the Gitzo Traveler Series 1 Tripod back in...